The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Portsmouth on Wikipedia.


Churches in Portsea, Southsea (opens another page).

All Saints. Ian Thirlwell.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist (R.C.) on Edinburgh Road. Another view. Jim Parker (2009). Link1. Link2.

Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury. Graeme Harvey. Two further views - 1, 2 - both Jim Parker (2009), and another, Chris KippinLink1. Link2.

Church in the grounds of Milton Hospital. Julie Brutnell.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Kingston Crescent. Jim Parker.

The "Crinoline Church", used by the Royal Marines before St. Andrew's (see below) was built, has an interesting history. From an old postcard (franked 1929) in Ian Thirlwell's Collection.

Immanuel Baptist Church on Victoria Road North. Jim Parker (2009). Link.

Jami Mosque on Victoria Road North. Jim Parker (2009). Link.

The John Pounds Memorial Unitarian Church on High Street. John Pounds, who is buried here, was the inspiration behind the "Ragged School" movement. Ian Thirlwell. Link.

Jubilee Church on Somers Road. Jim Parker (2009).

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Greetham Street. Jim Parker (2009).

Portsmouth Muslim Academy uses the former Mile End Chapel (Baptist) on Old Commercial Road. SU 644 012. Jim Parker. Another view, and a "Memorial Stone" for 1884, the date on which building commenced. Both Martin Richter (2019). According to the Wikipedia entry, the Baptist Chapel replaced an earlier one of 1802 on Clarence Street, and Mile End Chapel was  in secular use for many years after its closure in 1920 (when the congregation moved to Copnor Baptist Church). Grade II listed.

Oasis Church on Arundel Street. Jim Parker (2009). Link.

St. Agatha on Market Way. Another view. Both Jim Parker (2009).

St. Andrew's Royal Marine Church at Eastney was dedicated in 1905. It was closed in 1973 and converted into flats. Ian Thirlwell.

St. Faith on Crasswell Street - a post-war rebuild on the site of a previous St. Faith. Jim Parker (2009). Link.

St. James at Milton, consecrated in 1913. Ian Thirlwell. Link. The previous church (1841) was built on the same site. Seen here in a postcard from Judy Flynn's Collection, it was previously in the "Unknown" section, and identified by Brian Curtis and Simon Davies. Proof of its identity can be seen in the Google Earth view of the present church, and comparing the pillars and wall with those in the postcard.

St. Luke on Greetham Road is also home to the Portsmouth Chinese Christian Church. Another view. Both Jim Parker (2009). Link.

St. Peter on Playfair Road. Jim Parker (2009). Link.

St. George, on St. George's Square. Jim Parker (2009). Another view. Ian Thirlwell. Link1. Grade II* listed.
St. Mary. Another view. SU 651 008. Both Ian Thirlwell. Another view,
Chris Kippin. Link.





04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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